Friday, September 23, 2011

Pilot killed, passenger injured in plane crash in Republic of Tuva

NOVOSIBIRSK, September 23 —— A light-engine two-seat airplane Bekas crashed in the Republic of Tuva on Friday morning. The pilot was killed and a passenger was injured in the air crash, the press service in the Western Siberian transport prosecutor’s office reported on Friday.

The incident occurred near the Tuva settlement of Saryg-Sep, where the airplane was on a forest patrolling mission.

“According to preliminary reports, a malfunctioned engine triggered the air crash,” spokesperson of the Western Siberian transport prosecutor’s office Yevgeniya Dergacheva said.

The Abakan transport prosecutor’s office launched an investigation into the performance of the flight safety legislation.

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